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Triumph ‘Accessories’ Project

Posted on January 15, 2011 by Scott in Other. 17 comments

A set of kitchen scales made out of a Bonneville instrument panel by John Doherty

Triumph has teamed up with students from Birmingham City University’s Institute of Art & Design on a project called ‘Accessories’. Eighteen MA Product Design students were asked to design and create alternative lifestyle products based on components from a Triumph Bonneville T100.

Nick Orme was announced the winner, for his design of a corkscrew (below) using parts of the Bonneville’s handlebar mechanism. Genius. Second place went to Wa Ya-Lin for her fruit bowls made from the T100 wheels, and third place went to Elena Matyas for her jacket and helmet stand made from mirrors.

Stuart Wood, Chief Engineer at Triumph and one of the judges, said: “We were impressed with all of the entries but Nick’s design, which used a Bonneville brake lever, master cylinder and handlebar grip, really stood out. His corkscrew was an innovative use of motorcycle parts that created a lifestyle product we could really see customers buying.”

We have to give a special mention to the beautifully crafted turntable (below). Built by Richard Underhill, it uses a motorcycle brake rotor as the disc platter and a cylinder head along the side of the plinth. Perfect for playing your old Eddie Cochran albums on.

[Spotted on Ton-Up Culture]